Monthly Archives: April 2015

It’s Raining Dogs

dogs1When we lived in Maryland, I thought to myself, “Wow!  There are a lot of dogs.”  Dogs always put a smile on my face, and when I realized that there seem to be even more dogs in Massachusetts,as you can imagine, I was ecstatic.

dogs2So, where did we go to see so many dogs, you are probably thinking, right? We went to Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond, located in Jamaica Plain, MA. The day was beautiful, cold, but sunny.  Cynthia told me that I had the wrong place so I corrected that.  I am the kind of person that can get lost in a small parking lot of McDonald’s, which really happened to me years ago.  My sense of directions is awful.

dogs4One thing I saw and loved was pet parents keeping their dogs fit and healthy.  Not to worry, Alex did not run.  We walked with her and took breaks in order not to over do it.  She’ll turn 13 in May and Cynthia and I have to figure out what to do for her birthday.  Any ideas?

See You Later Maryland

bye md1Let me start by saying that writing this post is very difficult for me so please bear with me if I get very sentimental.  I have lived in many places throughout the US, but there are two places in this country that really feel like home to me and they are: New York, where I spent a great deal of time with my aunts and cousins; and Maryland. where I figured out my passion for dogs.  Because Cynthia got a job in Boston we had to move.  Well, Cynthia moved late last year, I, on the other hand, just got here.  Yes, I was doing my best not to move, but here I am in Boston.

bye md2I’ve been going back and forth from MD to MA because I had to put our house for sale and I’ll probably have to do a little more traveling until we sell it.  The last time I was in MD, I went to Crofton, a neighborhood where I used to walk a gorgeous GSD named Luca.  I took Alex with me and while she explored her surroundings all I felt was a great sense of loss and sadness.  Yes, I was about to start crying, but then I saw Alex’s face.

bye md3I think, no, let me rephrase that, I know Alex sensed how I felt and she gave me this amazing look as if saying, “It’s ok mom.  I know you don’t want to leave MD, but you know what?  We may be back in the future.  Please don’t look so sad.”  Alex is a very special dog, I know all pet parents say that about their dogs, so add me to that list.  But seriously, she is a special dog because she is very in tune with my moods.  She knows when I am angry, many times before I do, sad or not feeling well.

bye md4Anyway, after our walk in Crofton, we went back home and continued to pack.  As you can see, Alex was a lot of help.  She was busy supervising my work and playing with her toy.

bye md5

While I was loading our things in the car, Alex got all excited.  To her a trip in the car is always fun.  Seeing her enthusiasm made me think a lot while I was driving.  Yes, I am going to miss the amazing pet parents and furry kids I met, the walks in the neighborhoods around Odenton, our house, the delicious pizza from Boli’s, and so much more, but there is a lot that we, as a family, will encounter in this new place and that is what I have to keep in mind every time I am homesick.

bye md6Don’t take me wrong, Boston is a beautiful place and I do like it, but I think it will take a bit of time getting used to it.  I can’t and won’t say goodbye to Maryland.  I’ll rather say, “See you later Maryland,” and leave it at that.  Thanks to all the pet parents that trusted me with their furry kids and the best to all of you.  Until I see you again, please take care of yourself and your canine companions.